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  1. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Today, well....sometime yesterday actually, a swarm from my one and only hive landed about 15 feet or so up in a tree next to the shed the hives are adjacent to. I thought they were lost for good last night, but then got the idea to go out and check this morning and sure enough they had settled...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I caught a swarm from an apple orchard yesterday and am attempting to install it into an extra hive that I have. I shook the swarm onto a towel that lead up a ramp to the hive. They seemed to like the new hive and after a minute or two they started to "run" up the ramp. Some of the swarm is...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    First of all, please excuse my ignorance if I use wrong bee keeping terms. I really will try not to embarrass myself, although it will be hard. We received a small swarm of bees back on June 8th of this year. They had been in a nuc box for 2 weeks prior to us receiving them. The comb they had...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Went in and they have drawn out 7 of 10 (some half) and found some eggs just laid nice pattern. Didn?t put eye on the queen but I saw enough. Closed it up and feed em and will put on a another deep so the can keep drawing. https://youtu.be/wM0uZ7QcrT4
  5. Commercial Beekeeping
    So as title say what are best way to create bees package in industrial apiary without to locking for queen in every hive. I was thinking at some method like this but couldnt understand if he look for queen or not (sorry not a native engliish) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ShQt-AEoFM . But...
  6. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I am wondering at what stage of the Queen cell development should I do a split? Should I wait until the queen cells are capped, or prior to that? I was hoping to get into the hive yesterday to check them. It was windy, cold and rainy so I could not. I have to work today and it's going to be...
  7. Bee Forum
    Hello. I am a rookie beekepeer and this is one of the unique situations that everyone must have had. I tried to search for the solution but failed and hope you can help me with a quick advice. The beehive that I started last summer is sitting on rocks. I have notices that there was a "beard of...
  8. Bee Forum
    Hi- I am very new to beekeeping, just over one year. All my hives are Warre. My first hive from March '15 made it through the first year. Got another one (set in a new spot) with 4.9 bees that didn't arrive until May. They swarmed once on July 6 but the swarm disappeared quickly. They...
  9. Bee Forum
    Just out of curiosity, I've made the observation that many beekeepers discuss not buying packages because of their decreased chances of survival (especially through their first winter), but then come swarm season I see nothing but love for swarms. Is it just because swarms are free? Is it...
  10. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I got a call the night before to pick up a swarm of bees from a home in the suburbs of Sydney Australia. The swarm is rather large about the size of two basketballs. I shake the bees into a box, wait for any flying bees to return to the box, then house them in a new hive. The next video shows...
  11. Bee Forum
    Will putting swarm bees into a already queened hive cause a problem? I was looking to catch swarms and maybe merge them with my younger hives to help them grow faster, but will the already established hive except the swarm bees, and will the swarm bees except the queen?
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